fantasy

All’s Faire

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017

Lacey, WA 98503

Live Music and Entertainment, Historical Re-enactments, Games, Crafts, Kids Activites, Dancing, LARP, Boffer battles and demonstations, and much more! Celtic, Renaissance, Steam Punk, Pirates... You’ll find it all here! Music, dance, events and shows of all kinds.

cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fantasy, filk, larp, martial arts, music, pirate, renaissance, steampunk

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Conventions with Fantasy programming

fan

Midwestcon

Jun 22nd-25th 2017

Cincinnati, OH 45241

You don’t have to know who sawed Courtney’s Boat, or what happened to the Ten of Clubs or who was in Room 770. You don’t even have to read the stuff. All you need to be is a fan who enjoys the company of other fans, faun ches for a con with lotsa food and no speeches, likes the notion of a suites hotel, and wants to attend the oldest (and almost the last) true Relaxacon. Midwestcon is waiting for you.

fan, fantasy, science fiction

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anime

PortConMaine

Jun 22nd-25th 2017

South Portland, ME 04106

PortConMaine is Maine’s biggest and longest running Anime & Gaming Convention! We happen to also be New England’s longest running convention as well. Woot! Fan run and for fans, the convention has succeeded year after year to bring anime and gaming funs events such as: a cosplay, anime music videos, two anime theaters, a video game room, panels, discussions, workshops, CCGs, miniature events, RPGs, board games, an auction, extreme geek, Cthulhu, karaoke, an artist alley, contests, free stuff, vendors, and more! Stock full of goodness, with enough events to keep you busy and wanting more- this convention is a family friendly outing for all ages!

animation, anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, computer, cosplay, dance, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, karaoke, lan, larp, manga, media, music, renaissance, roleplaying game, science, steampunk, video game

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geek

SoDak Con

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Rapid City, SD 57701

SoDak Con is South Dakota’s largest anime and geek convention. We bring everything you could want in a convention and are constantly working hard to bring a unique experience to all of our attendees.

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, geek, harry potter, manga, media, music, my little pony, pop culture, power rangers, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game

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science fiction

Soonercon

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oklahoma City, OK 73110

SoonerCon is a fan-run multi-genre convention held annually in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. While originally created as a traditional sci-fi/fantasy convention, SoonerCon now crosses over to many different aspects of fandom including gaming, comics, literature, anime, miniature modeling, costuming, art, and film.

anime, art, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, film, halloween, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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video game

Too Many Games

Jun 23rd-25th 2017

Oaks, PA 19456

TooManyGames is one of the only all-encompassing gaming events in the nation. Who should come to TooManyGames? Well... Console Gamers, Handheld Gamers, PC Gamers, Arcade Gamers, Board Gamers, Card Gamers, LARPers, Miniature Gamers, EVERYONE!

anime, art, board game, card game, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, fan, fantasy, film, furry, geek, larp, miniatures, roleplaying game, video game

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comics

Akron-Canton Comic Con

Jun 25th 2017

Akron, OH 44319

HUGE 1 Day Comic Book Event. Featuring Comic Book Dealers, Small Print creators. For 24 years Northeast Ohio’s Quality event. Hourly Prizes. Admission $5.00, Age 6 & under FREE. FREE Parking.

collectibles, comics, fan fiction, fantasy, pop culture, science fiction, star trek, star wars, vampire, zombie

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academic

SFRA Conference 2017

Jun 28th-Jul 1st 2017

Riverside, CA 92521

Our keynote speaker is author Nnedi Okorafor, writer of fantasy, sf, and speculative fiction. Sf author Ted Chiang will also be in attendance for a special screening of Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve), which is based on Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life.” A Q&A with Chiang will follow the screening. The conference theme will be Unknown Pasts / Unseen Futures. This theme grows out of the 2016 conference, whose conversations reminded us that there is so much about the history of science fiction that has yet to be sufficiently addressed in scholarship, including marginalized or otherwise neglected bodies of work.

academic, black, fantasy, feminist, glbt, literary, science fiction

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science fiction

LibertyCon

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017

Chattanooga, TN 37402

You probably know by now that LibertyCon is a convention that prides itself on great guests, phenomenal panels and a killer ConSuite. We are a convention that is small on purpose (we limit the attendees to 500) since we want to give the fans a chance to sit down and chat with the guests. Sure we could try to bring in twice the attendees, but do you think you would be able to sit on a couch with Terry Brooks talking about law or playing Magic the Gathering with Brandon Sanderson if we did?

fantasy, literary, science, science fiction

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comics

Eternal Con

Jul 1st-2nd 2017

Uniondale, NY 11553

Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its 5th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. We also offer a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages.

animation, anime, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fan fiction, fantasy, film, geek, historical, miniatures, monster, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, twilight, video game, zombie

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science fiction

ConnectiCon

Jul 6th-9th 2017

Hartford, CT 06103

ConnectiCon is a membership-based organization, run by a very dedicated volunteer staff. ConnectiCon is New England’s ONLY massively, multi-genre pop culture convention, the convention’s focus is on all things pop culture and does every genre of pop culture in as big a way as possible. The event attracts over 12,000 people to the Hartford area annually, and plans to expand to other venues in downtown Hartford. ConnectiCon was the proud recipient of the Bring It Home Award from the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

art, collectibles, cosplay, fantasy, media, roleplaying game, science fiction, video game

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comics

PopCon

Jul 7th-9th 2017

Indianapolis, IN 46225

PopCon was founded to celebrate all aspects of pop culture, rather than just hyper focusing on a specific genre. We have a wide variety of interests – just like our fans – so we created a con to celebrate them all in one awesome weekend!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, doctor who, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, horror, manga, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, video game

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film

Fantasia Film Festival

Jul 13th-Aug 2nd 2017

Montreal, QC H2X 2S6

North America’s premier genre film festival.

fantasy, film, horror, science fiction

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kaiju

G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 2000 attendees. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

anime, cosplay, fantasy, horror, kaiju, manga, media, monster, science fiction

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science fiction

ConGregate

Jul 14th-16th 2017

High Point, NC 27260

ConGregate is a completely volunteer run, science fiction and fantasy convention. We host a fair amount of interactive programming, in addition to traditional programming like panel discussions, gaming, concerts, a costume contest and a charity auction. This allows the fans an opportunity to interact directly with the guests and other fans.

art, cosplay, fantasy, geek, literary, roleplaying game, science fiction

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monster

Blobfest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Phoenixville, PA 19460

There will be plenty of fun stuff to do and see starting at 11AM including the Fire Extinguisher Parade, Costume Contest at 1PM, Merchant Facade Contest, music, food, and vendors ’til 5PM.

animation, celebrity, fantasy, horror, kaiju, media, monster, science fiction

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comics

Florida Supercon

Jul 27th-30th 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

animation, anime, celebrity, comics, cosplay, fantasy, media, video game

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fan

Fandom Fest

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

The Largest Mid South Show is at it again with another awesome event. The Convention portion will be 3 days as usual loaded with incredible events. Stay tuned for more info on those. Get your 2017 Booth/Vendor/Artist space NOW!! 2017 TICKETS on SALE NOW!

anime, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, doctor who, fan, fantasy, film, geek, harry potter, manga, media, pop culture, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, video game

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furry

What The Fur

Jul 28th-30th 2017

Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1C2

What The Fur? What Thine Fur? Getting Medieval! With the year 2017 quickly approaching, we at What Thine Fur would like to cordially invite you to celebrate with us! Over the past seven years, members of the kingdom of furry have converged upon the island of the Royal Mountain to celebrate, to enjoy the festivities and to encounter new people. This coming year will be only slightly different.

animation, art, board game, card game, comics, cosplay, costume, craft, fan fiction, fantasy, furry, geek, science fiction, steampunk

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literary

Dum-Dum

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Coldwater, MI 49036

“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books. Hollywood Screening ~ Mingling ~ Presentations and Panels Burroughs Bibliophiles Meeting and Auction ~ ERB Commemorative Stamp Ceremony Tarzan Yell Contest ~ Banquet ~ Guest Speakers: Jane Goodall and Jim Morris

fantasy, horror, literary, mystery, pulp, science fiction, weird

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romance

Romancing The Capital

Aug 3rd-5th 2017

Kanata, ON K2T 1E6

A romance convention for readers and authors in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Hosted by Eve Langlais, expect fun, swag, a book signing and more.

fantasy, glbt, historical, mystery, paranormal, pirate, romance, science fiction, space, vampire

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science fiction

Confluence

Aug 4th-6th 2017

Coraopolis, PA 15108

Confluence is the Pittsburgh, PA premier literary Conference focused on Science Fiction, Fantasy and horror. Confluence participants include many award winning authors and editors who enjoy meeting and talking with Confluence members. Panel discussions and talks are held all day, each day during the con, that will broaden and deepen your appreciation of literary Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. We also offer a variety of of activities such as art demos by guest artists and entertainment items that span the spectrum from poetry readings, to musical filk concerts. Come experience our bountiful consuite, the ever-expanding art show and our book-crammed dealers room or visit the video room. And don’t forget to stick around for the annual, Saturday evening travesty performance, presented by the Parallax Second Players.

fantasy, filk, literary, science, science fiction

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martial arts

Combat Con

Aug 10th-13th 2017

Las Vegas, NV 89109

CombatCon is the brainchild of several Western Martial Artists who wanted to gather people from all manners of backgrounds and interests with one really awesome thing in common - they all love fighting! From comic book fans to movie stars, from role-players to weapons makers, CombatCon is a melting-pot of people who enjoy martial arts, sword fighting, high-octane action, and good, old fashioned fun.

academic, board game, celebrity, cosplay, costume, craft, fantasy, film, geek, historical, martial arts, media, pirate, renaissance, roleplaying game, science fiction, star wars, steampunk, video game

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fairy

Faerieworlds

Aug 25th-27th 2017

North Plains, OR 97133

Faerieworlds has become the premiere mythic music festival on the West Coast. Featuring world renowned fantasy artists, Grammy-award winning musicians, spectacular performances and entertainers, an amazing arts and crafts vending village, thousands of fans from around the globe travel each year to Eugene, Oregon to experience the magic of Faerieworlds.

art, cosplay, costume, craft, fairy, fantasy, music, steampunk, victoriana

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literary

The North American Discworld Convention 2017

Sep 1st-4th 2017

New Orleans, LA 70130

The North American Discworld Convention (NADWCon) is a biennial fan operated celebration of the author Sir Terry Pratchett. Join us in Genua, for fun, games, cosplay and more! Come as a fan and leave as family.

art, board game, burlesque, cosplay, costume, craft, fan, fantasy, filk, geek, literary, media, science fiction, vampire

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harry potter

PotterVerse Con

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Baltimore, MD 21202

The Mid-Atlantic’s Major Harry Potter Fan Convention!

academic, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, geek, harry potter, literary, writing

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collectibles

BotCon

Sep 8th-10th 2017

Providence, RI 02903

HasCon is three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

animation, anime, card game, collectibles, comics, cosplay, costume, fantasy, film, miniatures, my little pony, pop culture, robot

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comics

Derby City Comic Con

Oct 28th-29th 2017

Louisville, KY 40209

Derby City Comic Con features speakers on various aspects of the comic industry, exhibits and a costume contest.

animation, collectibles, comics, cosplay, fantasy, romance, star wars, twitter

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literary

Philcon

Nov 10th-12th 2017

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Philcon is the oldest General Science Fiction Convetions around, and takes place November 10-12 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon has a Writer’s Workshop, a Dealer’s Room, a Gaming Area, an Anime Room, an Art Show, a Masquerade, and more!! Hope to see you there!!

animation, board game, costume, fantasy, geek, literary, science fiction

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science fiction

Farpoint 25

Feb 9th-11th 2018

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Farpoint is an American science-fiction convention held since 1993 in Maryland. The convention is fan-run and gives every attendee a VIP experience without the VIP-size price tag. Typical programming includes panel discussions, a competitive masquerade, independent film and fan videos, a dedicated gaming room, an art show and auction, charity auction, interactive live performances and celebrity guest appearances. It is a successor convention to ClipperCon (1984-1989) and OktoberTrek (1990-1992).

animation, art, board game, card game, celebrity, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, disney, doctor who, fan, fantasy, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, karaoke, literary, media, miniatures, paranormal, pop culture, power rangers, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, tea party, technology, twitter, video game, writing, zine

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science fiction

MarsCon

Mar 2nd-4th 2018

Minneapolis, MN 55425

MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself. Mix and mingle with a few hundred of your favorite fanish friends at MarsCon!

animation, anime, apocalypse, art, board game, card game, celebrity, collectibles, comics, computer, cosplay, costume, craft, dance, doctor who, fairy, fan, fan fiction, fantasy, feminist, filk, film, geek, glbt, harry potter, historical, horror, kaiju, karaoke, larp, literary, lovecraft, manga, martial arts, media, miniatures, monster, music, paranormal, pop culture, renaissance, retrofuturism, robot, roleplaying game, science, science fiction, space, star trek, star wars, stargate, steampunk, technology, vampire, weird, writing, zombie

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cosplay

CostumeCon 36

May 11th-14th 2018

San Diego, CA 92108

Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983. All skill levels, from beginners to masters, and all types of costumers are welcome, including cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy fans, and more. The theme will be “Ports of Call” and you can interpret that as broadly as you like. Maybe you’re captain of a dirigible tethered in town. Or perhaps you work on an intergalactic cruiser currently in orbit. Maybe the year is 1942 and you’re shipping out to the South Pacific.

cosplay, fantasy, furry, larp, pirate, renaissance, science fiction, steampunk, victoriana

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